A Multivariate Skew-Normal Mean-Variance Mixture Distribution and Its Application to Environmental Data with Outlying Observations
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- Multivariate distribution; Birnbaum–Saunders; ECM algorithm; Outliers; Mean-variance mixtures
The presence of outliers, skewness, kurtosis, and dependency are well-known challenges while fitting distributions to many data sets. Developing multivariate distributions that can properly accomodate all these aspects has been the aim of several researchers. In this regard, we introduce here a new multivariate skew-normal mean-variance mixture based on Birnbaum–Saunders distribution. The resulting model is a good alternative to some skewed distributions, especially the skew-t model. The proposed model is quite flexible in terms of tail behavior and skewness, and also displays good performance in the presence of outliers. For the determination of maximum likelihood estimates, a computationally efficient Expectation-Conditional-Maximization (ECM) algorithm is developed. The performance of the proposed estimation methodology is illustrated through Monte Carlo simulation studies as well as with some real life examples.
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TY - JOUR AU - M. Tamandi AU - N. Balakrishnan AU - A. Jamalizadeh AU - M. Amiri PY - 2019 DA - 2019/07/03 TI - A Multivariate Skew-Normal Mean-Variance Mixture Distribution and Its Application to Environmental Data with Outlying Observations JO - Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications SP - 244 EP - 258 VL - 18 IS - 3 SN - 2214-1766 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jsta.d.190617.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jsta.d.190617.001 ID - Tamandi2019 ER -